SA officers are twice as lethal as those in the US, where brutality cases are coming to light. They're also six times more likely to die on the job.
An officer seen in a viral video throwing a bikini-clad girl to the ground and pulling a gun on other youths has resigned, says police chief.
US police officer Walter Scott faces the death penalty for killing a man he'd stopped for a broken car light.
Philippi High School pupils give their account of events on March 6, when police with stun grenades repelled them from the WC education department.
The Oscar-nominated film comes to our screens at a time when racial and social equality debates are as topical as they were back in 1965.
Riah Phiyega has rejected a South African Institute for Race Relations report on police involvement in serious and violent crimes as "malicious".
A new SERI report found that the criminal justice system was "abused" in order to intimidate activists and protesters.
It's common knowledge that police are only allowed to use force as an absolute last resort when managing protests, but what exactly does the law say?
Deliberate political decisions have been taken to move South Africa towards repression, writes Jane Duncan.
They must assume that people want to deliver messages – and help them to do so.
The national police commissioner has welcomed the dismissal of a police officer in the Western Cape accused of assaulting a naked man in a street.
Justice Kate O'Regan has hurried along the advocate for police at the time-constrained Khayelitsha commission of inquiry.
A complaint by the SAPS regarding a DA ad that contains a photo of a police officer shooting rubber bullets has been upheld by Icasa.
While the Marikana hearings continue in Rustenberg, in Khayelitsha another commission into police failings is cautiously gathering momentum.
Stream a lively discussion hosted at WISER to hear a panel talk about popular protests and policing.
The ANC in Gauteng has threatened to take "strong action" against violent protesters within its ranks and the broader tripartite alliance.
The public must refrain from being "armchair critics" when it comes to how the police deal with protests, says the Gauteng acting commissioner.
Police commissioner Riah Phiyega has defended the actions of under-siege police as new killings rock the troubled village of Kubjana near Relela.
The anniversary of the death of Neil Aggett is a poignant reminder that police brutality is still happening in post-apartheid South Africa.